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The Sinclair Broadcast Group has added Steve Rotfeld Productions’ Xploration Station to its weekend lineups starting in fall 2016, said Steve Rotfeld, SRP president, on Tuesday. The three-hour block, produced and distributed by SRP, will air for five years on 38 Sinclair stations, including all 36 of the group’s Fox…

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Scripps Networks Interactive said it agreed to acquire a majority stake in TVN, a multi-platform media company in Poland. Scripps Networks, which owns lifestyle networks including HGTV and Food Network, has been the subject of takeover talk in a mature and consolidating U.S. cable TV industry. Programmers, including Viacom, AMC…

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The FCC has voted 5-0 to seek input on whether it should make de jure what appears to be the case de facto: That cable operators are subject to effective competition, at least as defined by the 1992 Cable Act and when it comes to basic rate regulation of traditional…

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Cablevision Systems is the first cable operator to sign up for HBO’s new standalone streaming service – HBO Now. All the particulars of the deal weren’t revealed – including pricing and when exactly it will debut. Cablevision said the service will be available to its Optimum Online customers in the…

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Two new free-to-air national digital TV channels are set to break the duopoly of Televisa and Azteca TV, which together have ruled over the Mexican TV market for decades. In a historic move, Mexico’s reform-minded telco regulator Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) has awarded broadcasting licenses to Grupo Radio Centro and…

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‘GMA’ to feature daily Yahoo segments; companies beef up collaboration for 2016 election ABC News and Yahoo are expanding upon their four-year relationship, which will include the addition of Yahoo-branded segments on Good Morning America. Beginning March 16, GMA will launch a new daily “Yahoo Your Day” series, featuring top…

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Canada’s broadcast regulator is relaxing the rules that govern the programming Canadian television stations can air in a bid to help them compete with the unlimited choice offered by online video. In a speech to Ottawa’s Canadian Club Thursday, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission chairman Jean-Pierre Blais announced several decisions…

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The NFL has tapped MP & Silva to negotiate broadcast contracts across much of Europe, where the most watched U.S. sports league is seeking to broaden its fan base. MP & Silva, whose clients include the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball’s World Baseball Classic and Major League Soccer, will…

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The defunct TV-streaming service claims big broadcasters’ legal actions illegally stifled competition The already contentious bankruptcy of defunct TV-streaming service Aereo Inc. turned even more so this week with the filing of a lawsuit accusing major broadcasters of chilling the bidding in an asset sale intended to raise money for…

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Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says South Africa will start its long-delayed switchover to Digital Terrestrial Television or digital TV (DTT) from its current analogue system in June. Cabinet this week approved policy that allows for set-top boxes needed to access digital TV with control systems. But Muthambi told journalists at…